## Question On How Many Cups In A Duncan Hines Cake Mix?

By jdhkittykat Updated 15 Feb 2011 , 11:28pm by leily

jdhkittykat Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 8:16pm
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I am doing a wedding cake and i have to know how many cake mixes to use for a Round Cakes 8", 10", & 12" they only tell you how many cups of batter. so would that be 18 cake mixes?

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Christy0722 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 8:33pm
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I just did a wedding cake this weekend and mine was 8, 12 & 16 square. I used a total of 16 boxes. HTH!

Jenmarlene Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 8:34pm
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I would like to know myself..

divinecc Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 8:37pm
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Are you just using the cake mix or are you doctoring it?

TexasSugar Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 9:54pm
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DH makes between 5 cups to 6 cups of batter. From my experience white is closer to 5 cups, chocolate 5.5 and golden butter 6 cups.

Unless I am using the Golden Butter, I figure the cake mixes at 5 cups. I'd rather have a little extra than not enough.

8in round takes 3.5x2
10in round takes 6x2
12in round takes 7.5x2
Which equals 34 cups of batter. Divided by 5 and you need 6.8 boxes.

So I would buy at least 7.

jdhkittykat Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 9:40pm
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I am doctoring it up with the dream whip recipe

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 12:41am
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Do you mind sharing the dream whip recipe? Thanks

annacakes Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 12:58am
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One doctored DH Mix makes 5 cups of batter.

Jillybean78 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 9:29pm
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So what about if your cakes pans were 10"x3, 8"x3 and 6"x3. Would it be a huge difference?

TexasSugar Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 10:09pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-3-inch-pans.cfm

6x3 round - 3 cups batter
8x3 round - 5 cups batter
10 x 3 round - 8 cups batter

That would be 16 cups of batter for a single 3in tall layer of each size.

leily Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 11:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by annacakes

One doctored DH Mix makes 5 cups of batter.

It all depends on how you doctor the cake mix. I add a box of pudding and an egg and consistenly get 6 cups for the different flavors i make.